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12 Awesome Drink Gift Ideas

Close up of a wine bottle, tea light candles, and sprigs of holly on a table

The holidays are fast approaching, which means your time to shop for gifts is growing thinner by the day. Luckily, everyone has a few friends that can easily be won over with a bottled spirit. On the other hand, isn't that what you've given them the past few years in a row?

It might be time to spice things up a little bit for your alcohol loving friends. Whether they're the beach dwelling margarita lover or craft beer fanatics living the city life at The Madrid apartments in LA, these unique drinking items are sure to be a hit this season.

Whiskey Stones

A tried and true favorite for lovers of whiskey and bourbon alike, these stones are designed to work just like ice cubes without watering down the spirit. They can be reused time and time again by simply cleaning them off and placing them in the freezer. You'll also be able to choose from a wide variety of shapes, so don't be afraid deviate from the cube.

Beer Chillers

Whiskey isn't the only drink with specially designed chillers. Now, beer lovers can plunge a fancy icicle shaped version right into their favorite bottles. Instead of ice, these ingenious devices are made from stainless steel. All they'll have to do is stick them in the freezer, place them in their beer bottle, and enjoy a continuously ice cold beer without worrying about a watered down taste. The neatest part is that these metal icicles are hollow, drawing the beer through them as you drink for an incredibly crisp, refreshing taste all the way down to the bottom.

Wine Pearls

Just like beer chillers and whiskey stones, wine also has its own way to stay cold as you sip it. Just like before, these stainless steel spheres are stuck in the freezer then plunged into a glass to maintain that perfect chilly temperature.

Port-side Flask

A good flask always comes in handy, but these unique designs are shaped to look like the port hole of a ship. The window allows you to see just how much liquor you have left, as well as what kind of spirit is inside. This is the perfect gift for both the avid drinker and boater.

Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses

Pink Himalayan sea salt is all the rage these days, so it should come as no surprise that someone has finally turned it into a shot glass. They come in packs of four and are made from 100% pure salt, specifically designed to enhance the experience of tequila. The won't last forever, but they'll make it through a surprising amount of bottles before finally wearing away. Limes not included.

Gin Kits

Gin is a refined taste, which makes this gift that much more thoughtful for those that enjoy the spirit. It comes with everything you'll need (aside from a bottle of Vodka) to brew your own homemade gin from bottles to strainers and everything in-between. The instructions are crystal clear, leading to a finished product that might even be better than store bought.

Margarita Machine

Yes, these handy dandy devices are still in. Pour in tequila, add the ice, throw in the mixer an viola! You've got yourself the perfect iced margarita in hand and ready to drink. They create a better consistence than a blender, and are a smash hit at parties. If you have a friend that loves tequila, you can't go wrong with this one.


There's nothing quite like having a tap on hand at home, especially in a man-cave or she-shed. A kegorator is essentially a mini-fridge designed to hold kegs, but with a fully functioning tap sticking out of the top. While this might be a gift for your friend, you know you'll get to use when you head over to their place. It's a win-win.

Jagermeister Shotmeister

Similar in concept to the kegorator, this nifty device stores bottles of Jager and dispenses them via a tap-like handle into your shot glasses. Inside the box shaped design, bottles are kept ice cold to ensure that each shot is enjoyed the way it was meant to be. The days of eyeballing your shots are over, just pour and enjoy.

The iFlask

This flask is mischievously designed to look exactly like an iPhone, allowing you to take it anywhere without anyone being the wiser. Concerts, dinner with the in-laws and work just got a lot more fun. While you probably shouldn't have this with you in the office, what your friend does with it is of no consequence to you. Buy it from the right place and you can also pick up a collapsible keychain shot glass, too.

Wall Mounted Bottle Openers

Whether it's hung in a basement, kitchen or at a home bar, these classically designed bottle openers are sure to put a smile on any beer drinker's face. They come in an array of designs, often featuring major name breweries, and even have an open compartment at the bottom to catch lids when they fall.

BACtrack Breathalyzer

Part gag-gift, part smart decision maker, this is a personal breathalyzer than let anyone know when they've simply had too much to drive. Everyone has hit that point where the bar is closing and you realize just how much you've had to drink. Calling a cab isn't the first thing on everyone's mind, but it can be if you make breathalyzing yourself part of your night on the town routine. Safety first!

The Madrid Apartments, LA

Whether it's coming home from a night out or having stayed in for a more relaxing evening with a nice cocktail, nothing compares to home sweet home. That's where Madrid comes in. These beautiful, perfectly manicured homes offer the finest of life's luxuries in both their modern design and amenity rich community. Located in Westchester, Los Angeles, residents are minutes away from the beach, fine dining experiences, and premier shopping destinations. We invite you to discover a new level of California living. Welcome to Madrid Townhomes and Flats.